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Edison Jr. High Temporary Closure

November 5, 2021

Dear Edison Jr. Staff and Families,

Due to an increase in positive cases of Covid-19 at Edison Jr. High School and a growing number of staff/students currently quarantined from school due to a potential exposure, I am recommending that Edison Jr. High School close (Adaptive Pause) for a period of time to quarantine students.

After consulting with the Rock Island County Health Department, it was determined that Edison Jr. High School will close from Nov. 8 through Nov. 26. Students will report back to school on Monday, Nov. 29. During this time, all instruction for all Edison Jr. High School students will revert to remote instruction for full days of learning. Please be ready to report to school virtually on Monday, Nov. 8 starting at 8:10 am for Advisory Class. Further communication from Principal Varnes about the remote learning schedule, available meals, and technology needs will be sent this weekend.

All extracurriculars and activities for Edison Jr. High School students are suspended through November 29th. All other RIMSD #41 schools will stay open as normal. The school will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, following state health and safety guidelines.

The temporary closure of Edison Jr. High School is a precautionary measure put in place to minimize further spread and keep our students and staff safe. If there are any further updates, RIMSD #41 will communicate immediately via Remind, robo-call and posting a notice on the website www.rimsd41.org. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing cooperation with our COVID policies and procedures as we work to help protect your children, your families, and our staff and their families from the COVID-19 virus.

Sincerely,

Dr. Reginald Lawrence